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sounds to me like audyssey pro practically. Very cool system!
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I think it just took me about two hours to read it... and my mind is exploding.

That is one very nice system, but if I am reading it correctly, the AVR ARC is not near the resolution of the D2 or AVM ARC. He was testing the D2, but in the end he mentioned you could get it for less than $1,200 in an AVR. Maybe I missed something (too much to read and low comprehension from too many years of frying my brain), but I don't think you can get what he tested for less than $1,200.

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My understanding is that, if your system can be fully corrected by the EQ power of the MRX (receiver), then your solution will be every bit as good as if you had used the Statement preamp version. If, however, your setup has loss of difficult problems the MRX may not have enough EQ filter power to fully correct them all.

In fact the first generation MRX used the exact same software as the preamps. And you could take measurements using an MRX and saved them to the computer, then connect that computer to a preamp, load and recalculate and the solution that the preamp processor could handle would than be used for the preamp. In other words, the software simply stored the measurements taken, determined the processing capabilities of the Anthem piece connected, and sent the appropriate EQ solution to it.

I believe that is not the case for the new, 2nd generation MRX. They have their own software now, but the processing power provided for the EQ system has roughly doubled, bringing it considerably closer to that of the 10,000 D2V Statement preamp. So that's a nice upgrade.
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Re: Anthem Releases Three New A/V Receivers

Thanks for the clarification Bryan... it sounds like a very nice correction system.

I wonder what the AVR results would look like in a head to head with XT32 with Audyssey Pro 3.6. This might actually be a reality if I can figure out the time to do it.

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That would be very interesting indeed, although a fairer fight (from a cost perspective at least) would be an XT32 receiver by itself with no Pro license. I approve of your experimentation
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With Anthem being Paradigm's sister, I wonder if ARC handles bass in a manner similar to PBK. The PBK system greatly impressed me on my (former) dual Sub 12's

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I got ahead of myself on that one. Page 1 of the link above says that ARC is using the same bass management as PBK. After using MultEQ32 and PBK, I don't hear much difference in the results.MNultEQ32 is a little simpler than PBK because the one step handles all frequencies, but I assume ARC catches up to Audyssey in that regard. PBK did give great info with graphs, allowing a greater understanding of what the system is doing. In that regard, Audyssey just expects us to trust them.

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Re: Anthem Releases Three New A/V Receivers

Nice looking units. And its great to see new models from Anthem. I do wish that they had 9.2 or 11.2 support, as was mentioned. And I agree with Sean that it would have been smart to jump ahead with HDMI 2.0, because it is almost never the "little guys" who come out with features first. Realistically, that probably would have set them back a few months (or more?) in development anyway, I assume.

Regardless, I'd like to see how the latest version of ARC stacks up against Audyssey, and how these receivers perform. I was thinking of reasons that consumers would choose one of them over say an Onkyo or Denon that likely has more bells and whistles for less money, but I think they have been pretty respectable for build and sound quality, and would love to hear some impressions.

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Re: Anthem Releases Three New A/V Receivers

nice looking receivers I wounder if there is a new pre/pro coming out and what that would cost , I prefer pre/pro personally, but still I would like to check out there room correction and see if there would be a bigger improvement over what Audyssey does for my room .
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